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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Floating Hospital for Children is a 2 year program. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to combine independent clinical work experience in community and tertiary care settings with a structured program designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a leader in the field of pediatric hospital medicine. Our network includes one tertiary care hospital and four community programs, creating a diverse training environment for our fellows. Fellows will devote 50% clinical time to independent practice in community and tertiary care settings and 50% protected time to developing advanced skills in core areas of pediatric hospital medicine including quality improvement and patient safety, medical education, leadership, research, and advocacy. Individuals will be able to tailor the educational program to their future goals.

Clinical Experience

Fellows train in both the community and tertiary care settings. We believe that autonomy is very important to clinical development, so our fellows practice in the community hospital as attendings caring for pediatric inpatients, covering the delivery room, special care nursery, and providing consultation and stabilization of pediatric patients in the emergency room.  When in the tertiary care setting, fellows are also the attendings, but with increased support and feedback from the faculty.

Curriculum

The first year of fellowship is focused on advanced clinical training and broad based exposure to the core areas of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The second year allows for more specialized interests and mentored projects to develop. The fellowship meets weekly for advanced training in the core areas of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. This includes procedural practice through simulation, discussions with subspecialists, journal clubs, panel discussions and didactic lectures.  The Division meets monthly for an education program designed around the Core Competencies of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

We are committed to training well rounded clinicians and leaders in pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of fellowship training include:

Advanced Clinical Training

Over 2 years, fellows will develop skills in neonatal and pediatric critical care and transport, procedural sedation, airway management and surgical co-management. Fellows become competent and confident in the delivery room. All fellows become both PALS and NRP instructors. 

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The Division of Hospital Medicine holds a leadership role in patient safety and quality improvement throughout our hospital system. Through a unique partnership the Clinical Translational Science Institute at Tufts Medical Center, fellows have the opportunity to train in Quality Improvement research and apply it to their own practice.

Medical Education

The Division of Hospital Medicine works closely with the Tufts School of Medicine and the Floating Pediatric Residency Program in the education of medical students and resident trainees. Fellows with interest in medical education can make this the focus of their training. Opportunities exist to participate in medical education research training through the Tufts School of Medicine.

Leadership

General leadership training is provided and fellows are expected to assume leadership positions within the hospital in areas that will further their career development. Prior fellows have served on community hospital based pharmacy and therapeutics, residency education and curriculum committees.

Advocacy

Fellows will leave the program able define what advocacy means in the scope of their own practice. For some, that is community based advocacy, for others it is advocacy within the hospital system. Education in advocacy includes panel discussions and journal clubs, and can become the focus of the fellowship through practical experience.

Research

Opportunities for a more intensive research experience exist, extending training to three years and incorporating a certificate in Clinical and Translational Science from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.

Current and Past Fellows

Current fellows:

AnaMaria Pulido, MD
Residency: Miami Children’s Hospital 

Norah Emara, MD
Residency: Floating Hospital for Children  

Past Fellows: 

Snehal Shah, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital 

Kiran Kulkarni, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 

Megan Cardoso, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist and Medical Director, General Pediatric Inpatient Unit at Floating Hospital for Children

How to Apply

Successful candidates will be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatrics, possess outstanding clinical skills, a strong interest in clinical education, and must qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

We are accepting the PHM Fellowship Common application

Interested and qualified applicants should contact.

Lisa Capra, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
lcapra@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
617-636-5702

Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization is an EO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Meghan Cordoso, MD and her patient at Floating Hospital for Children.

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